The 2014 Gewürztraminer Clos des Trois Chemins Vieilles Vignes is sourced from a south/southeast-facing, one-hectare clos on chalky marl soils with a bedrock of sandstone and quartzite, located in the village of Mittelwihr. This wine opens with a deep, intense and concentrated nose of exotic fruits. The attack on the palate is fresh and piquant, the mid-palate sweet and generous, and the finish clear and salty but also very aromatic with good tension. This Clos had been planted at the end of the First World War, and according to a geological study made during the 1960s, is one of the two best terroirs for Gewurztraminer in Alsace. It has been replanted in 2015, so this is the very last vintage of the old vines.
Jean-Christophe Bott is the beneficiary of a family tradition dating back to 1695, when Jean-Martin Geyl ploughed his land and started producing wine. Jean-Christophe has been in charge of the Domaine since 1993. He manages both the vineyard and vinification in a traditional and natural way.